Businesses opening or coming soon in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The Woodlands

ROUNDUP: 7 business openings, other announcements around The Woodlands area

See the most recent business news from The Woodlands.

Husband-and-wife team find The Woodlands ideal for their custom bin-cleaning service, Blazing Bins

Following 16 years of military service, Spring resident Richard Shubin said he was struggling to find employment before he eventually decided to work for himself, leading to the October 2018 creation of a trash bin cleaning service he owns and operates with his wife, Chasstidy Shubin.

Free COVID-19 testing site to open at Sterling Ridge Park and Ride in The Woodlands this week

A new COVID-19 testing site will operate in The Woodlands through the end of this week, the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced.

See 'Ibis,' the newest outdoor art sculpture in The Woodlands, and walk through a guide of 11 more

Howard Hughes Corp. announced Aug. 6 that "Ibis," Creekside Park Village Green's latest art installation, has been officially revealed, bringing the total number of outdoor art installations across The Woodlands up to 80 once four new art benches are installed this fall.

Sugar Britches Cafe on FM 1488 serves sweet, savory twists on Southern cuisine

Sugar Britches Cafe owners John Irwin and Carlie Saranthus said they opened their new eatery and coffee bar north of The Woodlands this year to share their take on traditional breakfast fare and Southern-style cooking.

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Family-owned International Billiards marks 80 years in Houston

Over 80 years, International Billiards has proven to be resilient.

“We’ve been hit before, so the virus is just another storm we’ll weather through,” owner Kim Morrison Murdock said.

The virus has put a damper on walk-ins, but the store’s crew has adapted to offer sales and service by phone, text and a website chat feature. And with more people stuck at home, Murdock said, pool tables are getting new attention as parents look for ways to bring the family together.


New Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union branch opens at Boardwalk at Towne Lake

Officials with Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union confirmed its newest branch opened for appointments beginning Aug. 10 at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9915 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 160, Cypress.


Conroe Family Dentistry now open at new location

Conroe Family Dentistry opened at its new location at 1362 Wilson Road, Conroe, on Aug. 3. Office Manager Traci Wood previously told Community Impact Newspaper the new office would relocate from 1517 Wilson Road, Conroe, in the spring.

Andrew Christman, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Andy Li and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


Texas Central
Texas Central Railroad bullet train project receives rulings on safety framework, selected alignment

Construction for the high-speed bullet train system is slated to begin in the first half of 2021 and to be completed in 2027.

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 5. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here's how to register to vote in Montgomery County

Find out early voting dates and the deadline to register.

Conroe ISD's six high schools will host football games at Woodforest Bank Stadium and Moorhead Stadium this fall. (Courtesy Conroe ISD)
Conroe ISD football season kicks off Sept. 24 with new ticketing plan, precautions in place

A new prioritized ticketing system will be in place this fall due to limits on capacity at the district's two stadiums.

Montgomery County commissioners met Sept. 22 for a regular Commissioners Court meeting. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Homeless shelter plans advance with Montgomery County approval, $1.8M in federal funding

Federal funds will help Montgomery County purchase and rehabilitate a building that will be used to help shelter homeless families.

The deadline to register to vote in Harris County is approaching. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here’s how to register to vote in Harris County

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan, civic effort to encourage eligible U.S. citizens to confirm their voter registration status in time for the upcoming election.

Takeaways include changes to reporting methods and a slight increase in active cases. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County makes progress on backlog; school districts begin reporting cases: Five COVID-19 updates the week of Sept. 15-21

Of the county's total cases, 50 have reportedly come from the Joe Corley Detention Center and 207 from the Montgomery County Processing Center.

See how home sales, median prices changed in August in The Woodlands area

Median home prices increased across The Woodlands area compared to the same time last year.

Materials for the Houston Planning Commission meeting scheduled Sept. 17 show aerial views of Mitchell Island, where The Howard Hughes Corp. has plans to build 58 houses. (Courtesy Houston Planning Commission)
Plans to build 58 homes on Mitchell Island in The Woodlands' East Shore area draw resident opposition

The Howard Hughes Corp. originally planned for 19 homes on the island, but the plan now calls for 58 houses in an area where residents said eagles are frequently seen.

Another 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Sept. 19-20 weekend along with 48 deaths caused by the virus. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.

Free COVID-19 testing will be available to festival staff, participants and patrons every weekend of the festival this fall. (Courtesy Steven David Photography)
Free COVID-19 testing at Texas Renaissance Festival and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

Free COVID-19 testing will be available to festival staff, participants and patrons every weekend of the festival this fall. (Courtesy Steven David Photography)
Texas Renaissance Festival to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing throughout season

Additionally, a free drive-thru testing site will be set up in Todd Mission on Sept. 19.